Working mums slogging; living stressful life

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London, Dec 15 (UNI) A good mother, good wife and a hard core professional....all these roles are leading to a stressful life for British women who are working an extra 120 hours a year, according to a study.

The report of the Economic and Social Research Council said long office hours are painful for women as they have to cook and take care of kids after work.

Besides, women are losing grounds on perfomance related salaries and jobs as they cannot put in overtime easily.

Lead author of the report and a senior lecturer in sociology at the London School of Economics, Patrick McGovern, said,''The pressures at work have been ramped up over the last 15 years and the effect on women is striking. They are often combining a double workload - motherhood and career.'' ''If you count the effects of the pressures, how they have increased, and look at their statistical effect, the strain of working like this is equivalent to working an extra 120 hours a year,'' the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

In addition to this, women are less likely than men to bargain over pay when they are recruited. Moreover, stress is rising in the modern workplace because of computer surveillance, the study noted.


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